First Grade Student Competencies

  • The following student competencies will be developed through classroom guidance lessons led by the counselor

    First grade students will:

    • Use communication skills to know when and how to ask for help when needed
    • Take responsibility for their actions
    • Apply study skills necessary for academic success at each level
    • Understand the relationship between classroom performance and success in school
    • Understand the relationship between learning and work
    • Learn about the variety of traditional and nontraditional occupations
    • Develop an awareness of personal abilities, skills, interests and motivations
    • Utilize time- and task-management skills
    • Understand that work is an important and satisfying means of personal expression
    • Understand change is a part of growth
    • Understand the need for self-control and how to practice it
    • Identify and recognize changing family roles
    • Recognize, accept, respect and appreciate individual differences
    • Recognize and respect differences in various family configurations
    • Use effective communication skills
    • Understand consequences of decisions and choices
    • Demonstrate a respect and appreciation for individual and cultural differences
    • Apply effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to make safe and healthy choices